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Post  Signey on 4/4/2013, 10:39 pm

So my last freeze date is April 15th, but yesterday I received my strawberry plants. I went to the website as instructed, but there was no info there on what to do when you get the plants EARLY! Anyone know how I should care for these between now and planting time?
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Re: Strawberrys..oh boy!

Post  walshevak on 4/5/2013, 6:00 am

If the bed is ready then plant them out and cover with remay or even an old sheet on frosty nights. Strawberries are pretty tough and can take some cool weather. I planted my strawberries 2 weeks ago and we have had some mid 30s nights. The plants are looking good and I see signs of new growth.

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Post  pattipan on 4/5/2013, 11:20 am

@Signey wrote:So my last freeze date is April 15th, but yesterday I received my strawberry plants. I went to the website as instructed, but there was no info there on what to do when you get the plants EARLY! Anyone know how I should care for these between now and planting time?
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Are they bare root type plants? The flyer with my bare root plants from Burpee said to keep them in the refrigerator in the produce drawer until ready to plant.

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Post  Signey on 4/9/2013, 6:09 pm

Thanks pattipan, that is just what I did. Thanks for the tip!

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